Texas Sheet Cake

VZzKUv4P13c2133363236363431oqQcAQm_1346364528Texas Sheet Cake

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

8oz. sour cream

1 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup butter

1 cup water

1/4 cup cocoa powder

Preheat to 325 degrees

Combine in a large bowl the flour , sugar, baking soda, salt and whisk to combine. Stir into flour , sugar mixture the eggs, sour cream and vanilla until well combined. In a saucepan melt butter. Once butter is melted add the water and cocoa powder whisk to boiling. Remove from heat . Stir into flour/sour cream mixture until combined. Pour into lightly greased jelly roll pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until toothpick come out clean from the center. Just prior to the cake coming out of oven begin frosting.


1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1/3 cup milk or a bit more for the correct consistency

1 lb. powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup, chopped pecans, toasted

In a small saucepan add the butter, cocoa and milk over mediumΒ  heat until butter is melted and all is well combined. Cook until slightly thickened: remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 cup nuts until combined. Pour onto hot cake . Do not over spread and allow to cool.

53 thoughts on “Texas Sheet Cake

  1. I just had to comment! I am so excited! I make this all the time! πŸ™‚ My grandmother passed down the recipe and it’s pretty much the exact same as your recipe. Ya can’t beat a Texas Sheet Cake (we call it a Granny Cake lol) for a get together!

  2. Wow. ..a blast from the past. A good one! This was a favorite of mine 30 years ago, when my sister use to make it. So glad for the recipe.
    I remember hers had a touch of cinnamon …which is easy option. Like Mexican chocolate. Either way…one can’t go wrong with chocolate πŸ˜€
    β™‘ thanks

  3. That cake is MASSIVE. I’ve never heard of a Texas Sheet Cake… how do you fit that pan in your oven? Do you have an industrial sized one (in your one-butt-kitchen?!) or is the picture just a little deceptive in terms of the size? Either way… great job! You are going to have one very, very happy crowd! πŸ™‚

  4. That looks Awesome! My Grandfather Karn would have loved it. He liked lots of frosting with a liitle cake. Thanks for liking Two New Recipes. I am going to follow your blog because I liked It. Keep on cooking! Emily

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